The Lady is a Ghost

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lyrics

Why the painted face?
You've not joined the circus
There's a line on that map
I drew that line
Does she want me to stand with my hands on my head?
The pastor read the sermon and I frankly perspired
Will Jesus love me, hug me as she waits behind stained glass with her one good eye
Have her blood stains revealed what is in her troubled mind?
Give me a grown man crying like an orphan
Here comes the ghost
That's trailing me
With the long hair, short hair, senseless, dumb, and creeeeepy . . .
Oh, Mama, why do you hold me so close?
So she wrote a letter and she packed some wine
Does anyone out there love me still?
Will I arrive on time?
Would stronger men kneel as she is robbing them blind?
You might find faith in your God
You might find nothing to do
All of your face is torn off
Now there is no way to prove
Look at the trouble I'm in
By virtue of once admitting a stranger
I will not wait for no plain-clothed apparition who from California touched down on some Pennsylvania runway as a ghost
So I'll meet her for dinner
We will talk about the weather
I have no way of quite knowing if she's coming or she's going
It's so hard to make arrangements with yourself as the doctor spreads his instruments upon the shelf and the self-made man collects his little wealth while Roman Emperor just kills himself muttering, "she's in love with all the animals the animals and so she feeds the animals"

credits

from Skin and Bones, released August 11, 2009
Alec Ounsworth: vocals, bass, guitars
Matt Barrick: drums
Matt Sutton: baritone guitar

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